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About meI am a book fanatic living in South Florida. I love travel, photography, reading, and living in joy. I have a spiritual counseling practice and also facilitate Artist's Way and Vein of Gold classes (based on Julia Cameron's books).

One of my favorite authors, Zora Neale Hurston, spent her last years in Fort Pierce, the town I have called home since 2005. Her unmarked grave was located by Alice Walker who honored this spectacular writer as she so deserved.

About my libraryI love memoirs, beautifully written fiction, books about ordinary people living life in an extraordinary way and books that open my heart.

These days I read about 50 to 60 books a year, down by half from when I was unhealthily addicted to reading! Each year I include a list of my 25 favorite books in with my Christmas cards. At the end of the year, I delete any books read that year that are not in my top 25 list, so other than the most recent books listed (and a few Early Reviewer Books that I indicate are not top 25 books), all in my LT library are favorites.

My ratings are as follows:
5 - one of the best books I've ever read
4 1/2 - an outstanding, memorable book
4 - a great book

Here is my top 25 list for 2013 in order of favorites (books read between 12/12 and 11/13):

In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner
In the Body of the World by Eve Ensler
Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
White Dog Fell From the Sky by Eleanor Morse
Polishing the Mirror by Ram Dass
The Good Earth by Pearl Buck
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron
Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
I Shall Not Hate by Izzeldin Abuelaish
Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
Silence of Trees by Valya Dudycz Lupescu
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Lucky Girl by Mei-Ling Hopgood
Benediction by Kent Haruf
Lit by Mary Karr
Watch that Ends the Night by Allan Wolf
Some Sing, Some Cry by Ntozake Shange
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng
Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski
January First by Michael Schofield
Burn Down the Ground by Kambri Crews
Spy Lover by Kiana Davenport

These are some of my favorites from 2014 (read after 12/1/13)

The Goldfinch
Eleanor and Park
Invention of Wings
The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow
The Street Sweeper
Safe from the Sea
The Road Home
Tell The Wolves I'm Home
A Tale For The Time Being
Painter of Silence
All the Light We Cannot See
Cave in the Snow
Five Days at Memorial


Favorite authorsChimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Isabel Allende, Maya Angelou, Margaret Atwood, Julia Cameron, Kiana Davenport, Natalie Goldberg, Andrew Harvey, Ursula Hegi, Khaled Hosseini, Barbara Kingsolver, Jhumpa Lahiri, Anne Lamott, Colum McCann, Rohinton Mistry, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Ann Patchett, Lisa See, Ntozake Shange, Amy Tan, Gail Tsukiyama, Marianne Williamson (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresVero Beach Book Center

Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

Real nameNancy

LocationFort Pierce, FL

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceSep 20, 2008

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